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Netizens slam Joey de Leon for making a bad joke about Pia Guanio’s legs

  • Joey De Leon was slammed by netizens due to his inappropriate remarks t0 Pia Guanio
  • Joey has been a host in the longest-running noontime show in the history of Philippine television for 40 years now
  • President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law the anti-bastos bill, which imposes stiffer penalties on a range of acts from catcalling, sexist slurs, stalking, and cyberstalking.

Eat Bulaga host Joey de Leon trended on local Twitter on Wednesday (July 24) noontime after receiving criticisms due to his inappropriate joke to co-host Pia Guanio.

He joked about Pia’s outfit and said, “Sarap pala kasama ‘tong si Pia, kita hita.”

Because of this, Joey immediately became a trending topic on Twitter with netizens commenting about his bad joke. They criticized him for being irresponsible in throwing jokes to other people, especially to women.

Some netizens also noted Pia’s awkward reaction after Joey’s bad joke.

Just recently, Pres. Rodrigo Duterte signed the ‘Bawal Bastos’ law or the Republic Act 11313 (Safe Streets and Public Spaces Act) which aims to punish catcalling and other gender-based harassment in public spaces and online.

According to the Safe Spaces Act, actions or deeds considered as gender-based sexual harassment committed through unwanted and uninvited sexual actions or remarks against any person, regardless of the motive will be considered as crimes. These acts include catcalling; wolf-whistling; unwanted invitations; misogynistic, transphobic, homophobic and sexist slurs; persistent uninvited comments or gestures on a person’s appearance; relentless requests for personal details; statement of sexual comments and suggestions; public masturbation or flashing of private parts, groping, or any unwanted advances. It also enumerated that gender-based online sexual harassment includes acts that use the information and communications technology in terrorizing and intimidating victims through physical, psychological, and emotional threats, unwanted sexual, misogynistic, transphobic, homophobic and sexist remarks and comments online.

Written by Mc Richard Paglicawan

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